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David Andrews is Professor and Dean of the School of Education at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. He has spent most of his career studying the impact of adults on the emerging lives of children. As a professor at three major research universities (Oregon State University, Ohio State University, and Johns Hopkins University), he has taught thousands of undergraduate and graduate students while writing extensively about the role of adults in parenting, educating, and supporting the development of children. He’s also worked with children extensively as a teacher, counselor, coach, and mentor. Dave is a highly regarded national speaker and advocate for children. His accomplishments have been recognized with numerous awards, including distinguished faculty awards from both Oregon State University and Ohio State University, and distinguished alumni recognition from The Florida State University and the Florida Colleges Association. Among his most cherished acknowledgements are the 2008 Champion of Children, in Columbus, Ohio, and the “National Family Advocate Award.”
Dave and his wife have two lovely adult daughters, and thoroughly enjoy their horses and dog. Dave wrote My Father’s Day Gift in honor of his father. It is his first fiction.